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Surry County, North Carolina

A strategic advantage for your business!
Surry County, NC and its communities Mount Airy, Pilot Mountain, Dobson, and Elkin are special places to live. We are fortunate to have great school systems, two hospitals, vibrant downtowns and access to many outdoor recreation activities. Plus, we are 30 minutes from the Winston-Salem metro area that provides additional options. If you are considering moving and can work from home, why not choose Surry County and one of its great communities? Click here to see some more information on why Surry County is a great place to be. 
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Quick Facts

Surry County is on the edge of one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas of the East Coast which offers citizens access to urban amenities and cultural attractions.
The Surry County/Mount Airy airport has a runway length of 5,500 feet.
Surry County is approximately 300 miles from four ports on the east coast; Norfolk, VA, Morehead City, NC, Wilmington, NC and Charleston, SC.
In Surry County you have about an hour’s drive time to the Piedmont Triad International Airport and one hour and 30 minutes from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Surry County is 538 square miles that include four rivers, the Mitchell, Ararat, Fisher, and Yadkin Rivers.
Surry County has two hospitals that provide regional health care. Northern Regional Hospital in Mount Airy and Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin.

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Two Triad restaurants make Yelp’s Top 100 list for 2022

Two Triad restaurants were the only North Carolina eateries to make Yelp's Top 100 U.S. Restaurants list for 2022. Machete in Greensboro ranked 18th on the list, and Harvest Grill in Dobson came in at No. 79. To create the ninth annual list, Yelp reached out to its...

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County Demographics

  • Population, 2020 71,359% 71,359%
  • Unemployment Rate, November 2021 3.0% 3.0%
  • Labor Force, November 2021 32,679% 32,679%
  • Number Unemployed, November 2021 persons 976% persons 976%
  • Average Weekly Wage, 2nd Q 2021 $790.00% $790.00%
  • 2021-2022 Surry County Property Tax Rate (per $100) $0.552% $0.552%
  • County Building Permits Issued, 2021 $121,573,528% $121,573,528%
  • Gross Retail Sales, October 2021 $106,592,034% $106,592,034%
  • Median Household Income, 2019 $43,597% $43,597%
  • Per Capita Income, 2019 $26,429% $26,429%
  • Crime Rate, 2018 (per 100,000) persons 89% persons 89%
  • Tourism Expenditures, 2020 $130.90 million% $130.90 million%
  • 2021 Tier Designation 2% 2%
  • Land Area sq mi 532 % sq mi 532 %
  • Persons Per Square Mile, 2020 persons 134.0% persons 134.0%
  • 2020 Median Age 44% 44%

Contact Us

Surry County Economic Development Partnership Inc. 1218 State St., Mt. Airy NC 27030
PO BOX 7128

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